My approach is holistic, integrative and evidence-based. I love to learn and I love helping others meet their goals and uncover their authentic selves. I have found that although talk therapy is helpful, it is often not sufficient. I integrate awareness of the body to access and regulate the nervous system, using a blend of internal-family systems and trauma-informed somatic approaches. Read more about the integration of these two approaches here.
Current neurobiological research has confirmed what many have known for centuries: understanding and listening to the wisdom of the body is integral to healing. I hold an ASPPB Certificate of Professional Qualification, am a Nationally registered Health Service Provider, am certified to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and have received certification to provide Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in clinically approved settings for adults and adolescents through the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (Parts A-D; Part E to be completed when expanded access is granted from the FDA). I am also in training for full certification in Somatic Experiencing (completion of Beginning I-III and Intermediate I-III Levels; am currently in the Advanced training) and Internal Family Systems (completion of Level 2 training), and am an RYT Yoga Instructor (500 hour Teacher Training), Personal Trainer (NASM certified). I use this combined knowledge to inform my holistic approach to healing.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Kentucky and Michigan with over 15 years of mental health experience. I received my Doctoral degree from Michigan State University and have experience in hospitals, public schools and long-term care facilities providing mental health therapy to youth and adults. I was formerly a Full Professor and Director of the School Psychology program at the University of Kentucky for over 14 years and published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and a textbook on Best Practices in Counseling and Therapy with Children, Adolescents and Families. Click on the "Client Portal" above to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation or email me at Alicia.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a session. In-person sessions are currently available in Kentucky only. Note that I am licensed through APIT #4583 to provide Telehealth services to those in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, DC, GA, IL, IN, ID, ,KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WV.
**Please note, I am accepting clients for waitlist only**